Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Strong brown ale inspired by the beer brewed by Belgian Trappist monks. Very little bitterness, this beer has intense malty and sweet flavours, mixed with the taste of chocolate and caramel. It presents complex red fruit and spice flavours due to the type of yeast that is used during the brewing process. This beer is at its best only after it has aged for six months. The Rigor Mortis are complex beers designed and brewed with patience and care in the tradition of the great Belgian Abbey beers.

Rigor Mortis Abt is brewed only once a year, and is sold in April until stocks last.

JoeZasada's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeZasada (305) - Beaumont, Alberta, - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Some sediment. Aroma of bread, caramel. Taste: Malty; bread, caramel, a bit yeasty, some earthy / herb bitterness. Warming mouthfeel, very full-bodied. Finishes with a herby bitterness, and some yeast. Lots in there, very complex. An interesting flavour experience!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (349) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Flaska från SB, ca 9 månader(?). Disig smutsbrun vätska med fingerhögt beigebrunt skum. Stor maltsötma i doften med russin, torkad frukt, muscovadosocker i mängder, skumbanan. Stor kropp med ganska märkbar alkohol. Söt med mycket torkad frukt, muscovadosocker, choklad, kola. Vägs upp med en del humle i avslutningen. Även en lätt bitter ton från alkoholen. Stor, söt brown ale som tål att smuttas på en stund.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6310) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber-red colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Fruit, vinous, malt, yeast, alcohol, bread.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Vinous, spices, bread, alcohol, dried fruit, sweet malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bennyss (30) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
Bttle. Brun foncé. Col léger. Nez caramel. Idem pour le goût. Finale extra. Bière style trappiste qui n’a rien à leur envier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Speedy_Charly (199) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
Bouteille de 341ml au Marché des Brasseurs. Brune ’cola’ avec une mince mais persistante mousse beige. Nez de caramel et de fruits secs; contrairement à mes confrères, je sent la présence de l’alcool à travers ce voile sucré. Elle me semble un peu mince en bouche, mais le goût de caramel, chocolat et fruits légèrement épicés fait vite oublier ce petit point négatif. L’alcool est aussi très bien caché par le goût complexe de ce nectar divin, mais on finit par ressentir un réchauffement au bedon vers la mi bouteille. Super de bonne quad d’abbaye... aujourd’hui 15 mai il neige à Chénéville, j’apprécie donc la chaleur de cette bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1682) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
341ml bottle. Dark muddy body with a low head. Chocolate, spices, yeast, soil. Well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5219) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle picked up at Belmont Portland. pours out a cola brown topped with a tan head. nose is nice complex pit fruit rich malts a nice yeast and a great spice note. Taste is more of the complex sweetness plenty rich malts and a nice spice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (529) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
I’m growing a deep love for Dieu du Ciel... All the beers I’ve had the opportunity to try from them has been so good!
So this is a happy day!

The beer pours dark mahogny colored, clear but with a lot of yeast sediment so it looks cloudy. Very creamy, beige, head. More than two finger high at the beginning and slowly fades to a thin beige head with a huge amount of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Ohhhh... this is so good! Dark fruit (raisin, plum), cherry, red apples, rhubarb, nuts, jam, charcuterie, caramel malt and Belgian yeast.
Taste: Brown sugar, malt, fudge, toffee, brandy, plum, prune, vanilla and Belgian yeast.
Mouth: Full body. Light and smooth carbonation. Complex texture. Smooth. Sweet/dry ending. A nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (2184) - Garching, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2016 Bottle from a trade with sneakychi, many thanks! Hazy brown color with beige head. Aroma is spicy yeasts, fruity plums. Taste is spicy yeasts, chocolate, adstringent bitterness. Quite spicy and earthy-bitter. Medium carbonation. Not exactly what I expect of a quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (937) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Strong and boozy fruity berries. Not really like the Belgian quads I know. Feasty. Good carbonation. Sweet, but not too extreme. Good, but not as complex as quads can be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7570) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2016
on tap quasi scura schima media fruttato frutta disidratata esteri caramello leggero riscaldante

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